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How to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

How to honor RBG OA Blog Post

The news of Ruth Bader Ginburg’s passing hit us all like a ton of bricks. The rush of overwhelming sadness was quickly eclipsed by fear. And, isn’t that the worst of it? That, for all her amazing accomplishments and trailblazing, we can’t even spend one night celebrating her life and mourning her death?

My sense of loss is so incredibly profound that it’s difficult to formulate a coherent thought. I want to thank her for the incredible influence she had on my life – and all women’s lives. I want to celebrate her legacy. I want to mourn for her passing. And I want to fight like hell to make sure her dying wish, that this shitty ass unworthy president, doesn’t pick her replacement.

So, yes, there’s a lot going on in this post. Let’s go on a Notorious RBG journey. First, let’s look at some favorite RBG quotes and, next, there are five action items we can do right now to honor her legacy.

Some of the best Ruth Bader Ginsburg quotes

Ginsburg literally changes people’s lives for the better with her words, so it’s seems silly to pick favorites. But here are a a few of my favorite RBG quotes.

Waste no time on anger, regret or resentment, just get the job done.
Real change, enduing change happens one step at a time.
The decision whether or not to be a ra chid is central to a woman's life
The pedestal upon which women have been placed has all too often been revealed as a cage.

Fight for the Supreme Court

Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her life fighting for us. And now it’s our time to fight for her. For her legacy, for her Court, for her country.

We must do all we can to grant her dying wish. We must fight to make sure Trump not replace her on the Supreme Court.

We're gonna fight for RBG Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Five things you can do right now to honor RBG

1. Call your Senators

We need to demand our Senators follow the “McConnell standard” invented in 2016. In February of an election year, the McConnell Republican-led Senate refused to even hold a single hearing for – and some Senators refused to even meet with – President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

Call you Senators and tell them they should not vote on a new Justice to the Supreme Court this close to the election.

Support RBG’s Legacy Call Script

My name is {name} and I am a registered voter your district, zip code {zip code). I am calling to urge you to follow the McConnell Rule and reject President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. The election is less than 45 days away and, in fact, voting has already begun. This appointment is of lifetime consequence and, as Mitch McConnell said, “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.” The only choice to maintain faith in our institutions is to wait to replace Justice Ginsburg until after the inauguration.

2. Text RBG to 50409

Resistbot is magic. Text RBG to 50409 and they will draft and send a letter to your Senators urging them “No confirmation for Supreme Court until after Inauguration Day.”

3. Send a post card to your Senators

If you ordered a Save Our Democracy Kit, I can think of no better use for the “Note from a Constituent” post card than this! (And if you haven’t ordered a Save our Democracy Kit yet, today is a great day to do that.) I am putting mine in the mail to my Senator tomorrow.

Not sure what to write? I am simply writing the words my Senator used in 2016 to justify not holding a hearing for Merrick Garland. Here is a Google Document with a collection of useful GOP statements on not replacing a Supreme Court Justice during an election year.

4. Donate to the Get Mitch or Die Trying

We have to fight right now but we also need to plan for the worst case scenario. If Trump and the Republicans rush a confirmation hearing, we must have a Democrat controlled Senate next term to take action. Democrats need to flip four seats to regain the majority.

The Get Mitch Fund from Crooked Media splits money among the most competitive Senate races with the opportunity to flip a seat from Republican to Democrat.

5. Make a plan to vote

We simply cannot afford to sit out this election. It is now more important than ever to make sure you have a plan to vote on or before November 3. Get your planner, go to this post and write your plan. And then send the post to 5 friends and encourage them to make a plan, too.

{Bonus} 6. Contact your Senators via Moms Demand Action

Because the Supreme Court nominee has a dangerous record on gun safety and gun sense legislation, Moms Demand Action has a simple tool to tell your Senators “No confirmation until inauguration.” Click here to send your Senator a message.

{Bonus} 7. Contact your Senators via NARAL

Because the Supreme Court nominee is a danger to a woman’s right to choose, NARAL has a simple tool to tweet your Senators “No confirmation until inauguration.” Click here to send your Senators a Twitter message.

Stay tuned to Operation Amplify socials. I will add new action items as the fight progresses.

May her memory be a revolution RBG Amanda Litman

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